To be an effective educator I will strive to develop a curriculum that gears towards students interests and fosters motivation. Motivation is the key to keep students engaged and actively involved as well as stimulating the mind and passion to continue learning. It is my desire to keep students attention by being creative, engaging the students in hands on activities, involving them in cooperative learning and urging them to think critically. As a teacher I must remain flexible and practice patience to
Motivation is the most important factor in order to enhance learning of students. Every action we do is underlined by some sort of motivation. This includes students and their motivation to learn. There are many cross-disciplinary theories proposed to explain motivation. But no single theory seems to effectively explain all human motivation. The fact is that human beings in general and students in particular are complex creatures with complex desires and needs. Motivating students to learn on consistent basis is one of the greatest challenges teachers face. The important factors of students’ motivation are students themselves, teacher, content, method/process, and learning environment. We as a teacher do play a vital role in shaping what occurs in our classroom. The focus of this article is to provide the teacher with suggestions that can be used to motivate his or her students. What is the best way to motivate students? The simple answer is that all of the approaches discussed in this article can be followed .as often as
Impact on Student Motivation and Student Engagement According to Legault and Green-Demers (2006), one of the most salient academic problems beleaguering today’s students is a lack of motivation toward learning. While education is compulsory, and educators work diligently to create and implement academically appropriate lessons, students, year after year, lack the desire and motivation to participate in academic tasks required to prepare them for the 21st-century world. The lack of student motivation can lead to frustration and discontentment and can impede academic productivity (Legault et al., 2006).
The United States of America is known for being a country filled with people of many different ethnic backgrounds. Likewise, the student population in schools is just as diverse as it continues to grow. Lynch (2015) notes that schools are expected to teach their students “how to synthesize cultural differences into their knowledge base” as this will help “facilitate students’ personal and professional success in a diverse world” (para. 8). Educators must be able to provide for the diverse needs of students and are expected to equip students with skills that can lead to healthy development as it can affect higher levels of student achievement and students have more opportunities of success in their future. Providing students with tools and skills requires an awareness and acceptance of their ethnic identity. Once students have developed self-acceptance about their ethnic identity, they can begin to feel empowered and motivated to do well. Through cultural empowerment, students of color can develop intrinsic motivation and achieve academic success.
Introduction One of the most essential aspects of the educational process is to know how to motivate students for learning. A challenging part of being a teacher is to know and learn how to motivate students. First of all, a good definition for motivation is as Byrnes quote “Motivation is construct
The majority of ASCC’s course offerings are Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. However, the college offers only a Bachelor in Education Degree, BED program, in 2006, under the Teacher Education Department. The BED program provides theoretical and practical experiences for pre-service and in-service elementary education majors. One of the major challenges of the program since its inception is the low enrollment from the general student population. A slow but significant climb in enrollment was noticeable when a new platform was required for the program in 2008 – the introduction of MOODLE in addition to the face-to-face format of the teacher education program.
What is motivation? What influences it? The term motivation can be defined in different ways. Motivation can simply defined as “ a need that, if high, is evident in a strong desire to achieve, to excel, to reach a high level of excellence” (Lefrancois 430). To become motivated, one must have a positive attitude to a variety of learning skills. Some factors that influence motivation include our peers, friends, parents, and environmental settings. Division four being high school division, attention is focused towards learning and what methods can be used. Students at this stage are more eager and develop a sense of what he or she wants to do and accomplish in upcoming adulthood. With a division comes a group of intelligent theorists. All
In this set of materials, the reading passage mentioned two classification of motivation and the lecture presented story about the term mentioned in it.
In order for students to be fully involved and motivated to learn, it takes a couple of outspoken teaching strategies to make that change. Teaching strategies that are able to not only catch the students attention but to keep their full interest. Teachers are to be providing an anticipatory set for their students in order to project success in their students academic learning. Students who are exposed to learning that is fun and interesting conduct a much better behavior and excellence to the subject. Madeline Hunter, is very strong willed on never giving up on students, and I think teachers need to build their teaching strategies around that motto. Teaching strategies need to be organized, manageable, and constructive in order for students
Curiousiteur is an area of motivation that was discussed in this week's lesson. As a chemistry teacher, most of my students are in 11th and 12th grade and motivation is limited. The important motivators at this level areACT test scores, GPA, graduation, and college. In my science class, I use many of the specific areas that were discussed in Yount's chapter four. Science teachers traditionally ask questions which are challenging and provoking. Science teachers "rock the boat but do not sink it" (Yount, 1999, pg 87). I have students working in pairs or teams during lab exercises this allows for peer interaction. Another area of student involvement is justifying answers. I have students to show me how they obtained their answers. Most of the topics covered in chemistry can be easily applied to everyday life. By having students dig deeper into each topic, it helps them make the connection between the content and the real world.
Motivating students is a crucial element in teacher. Depending on the grade and students different strategies will be used. Having motivated learners is essential. If the learners are engaged in the material and eager to learn, educators will be greatly successful. Children love learning. They want to learn. I teach the 3rd grade; therefore my learners get bored very easily. I work in an inclusion classroom, so I have learners who are on different levels. Typically, I use a reward system for both regular ed. and ASD students. For my ASD students, they each have a sticker board. These 6 students earn a sticker by either volunteering, helping a classmate, making eye contact, and if they are able to make a choice when asked. Once he/she
In the spring of 2015, I won the Underclassmen French Department award. This award was presented to a student who had taken French 1, French 2 and was currently enrolled in French 3. Kathleen Vogt, French Department Chair claimed my qualifications for this award were highest cumulative GPA in French 1 through three, outstanding effort in the classroom, as well as active participation in French Club. Winning this award took three years of hard work and dedication. I had to learn an entire new language and be the best at it for three years straight. Intrinsic motivation is what kept me going when it got challenging. I studied for hours to work on my pronunciation, spelling, and grammar. At the end of my second year in French, I almost stopped
Motivation can be defined as the desire or inspiration to carry out specific tasks or to do something. Motivation is required when goals are being set and more so in their execution. In a work setting, motivation can be defined as a process through which individuals choose between alternative forms of behavior with the aim of achieving personal objectives. The goals sought by individuals can be extrinsic or relatively tangible such as monetary rewards and promotion, or intrinsic or intangible such as self esteem or job satisfaction (Armstrong, 2006). In learning, the desire to attain good grades is what motivates a student to study hard everyday as they prepare for the exam. On the other hand, for a teacher to put his best foot forward, he
3. What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job? Keeping students engaged and on task can be, at times, the most difficult part of being a teacher. You have to come up with new ways to engage them and keep them focused on learning, especially at the end of the day when all they can think about is going home.
A second way to intrinsically motivate students is to “understand the children” (Specific Classroom Management Methods). Originality and creativity should be encouraged in all students. Make a point to give students opportunities to express themselves in different ways. Each child is unique and self-expression is a great way to learn about each and every student. When starting the year, “Knowing what background your students bring to class and starting the course at an appropriate level can increase a students success and…positive feelings they have about your